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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.
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Top Rated TV #19 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Paul McCartney ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Harrison ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Ringo Starr ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Martin ...  Himself / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Neil Aspinall ...  Himself / ... 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Derek Taylor Derek Taylor ...  Himself 6 episodes, 1995-1996
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This series is a documentary on the life and times of the Beatles. It features clips from many of their songs as well as in-depth descriptions of their songs, tours, and lives. Written by Marc A. Frigon

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

11 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beatles Anthology See more »

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Dolby Digital (DVD)

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4:3
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Trivia

The idea for this retrospective first came up in 1970. Apple Corps collected as much archive footage of the band as they could from around the world. Neil Aspinall then assembled a 90 minute documentary tentatively titled "The Long and Winding Road". Plans for the completion of the project lay dormant until 1980 when all four of the former members of the Beatles agreed to a television special which was to have featured a mini-concert at its conclusion. The project was to have been broadcast sometime in the early 80's. However these plans where interrupted when John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: Which album is this?
George Martin: This is... Abbey Road.
Paul McCartney: George Harrison... foremost Beatles expert!
Ringo Starr: You're George, this is Paul...
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Alternate Versions

The performance of "All You Need Is Love" from the TV special Our World was originally in black and white but was colorized for the purpose of this documentary. Some other bits of black and white footage have been colorized, all of which use photos from the period as a reference for the colorization. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Don't Pass Me By
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Written by Ringo Starr
Performed by The Beatles
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A true treasure for any true Beatlemaniac
14 March 2002 | by Sebastiannils1See all my reviews

Amazing, I see the four figures on the TV screen and as usual when I see them they I get very concentrated. The interviews are outstanding and all the questions are satisfactory(to say the least) answered.

Paul, Ringo and the late John and George are so good that you wish that you were born in the fifties just so that you could see this band perform live. New things that I did not know of was said mostly about Ringo but some of the others too.

And the music is not so bad either


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